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MMA sensation Hasbulla asked if he is scared of Shaquille O'Neal, responds by saying he is scared of only ONE thing

MMA sensation Hasbulla asked if he is scared of Shaquille O'Neal, responds by saying he is scared of only ONE thing

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal felt the ‘devastating’ power from Hasbulla Magomedov’s trademark sucker punch in Australia.

MMA sensation Hasbulla Magomedov has revealed that only one thing in the world frightens him after being asked about his recent meeting with Shaquille O'Neal.

The man known by the name of ‘Mini Khabib’ shot to prominence on TikTok and Instagram and has since become a well-known internet figure for his child-like appearance and voice.

Hasbulla, who is from Dagestan like his close pal Khabib Nurmagomedov, has met UFC president Dana White and even attended events hosted by the MMA organisation.

The TikTok megastar has also crossed paths with O'Neal when he was in Australia, with Hasbulla clipping the NBA legend with his 'devastating' trademark right hook.


Speaking to TikToker Pedrocuz, Hasbulla was asked if he was “scared” of punching O'Neal in the face during their meeting Down Under.

Hasbulla Magomedov with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal in Australia.

“No, I wasn’t scared,” Hasbulla responded.

When he was asked if he was scared of anything, the Russian star said: “I’m only scared of the darkness.”

However, fans pointed out that Hasbulla is also afraid of heights after footage emerged of his visit to the Melbourne Skydeck during his Australia tour.

Responding to the clip, one TikTok commenter wrote: “He isn’t scared of the dark: the dark is scared of him.”

O'Neal took to Twitter in August and shared a video of his wholesome meeting with Hasbulla -- much to the delight of his fans on social media.


The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar hilariously wrote that Hasbulla “almost knocked me out” after the MMA sensation landed a sucker punch on him.

Hasbulla is set to return to the world of UFC and will be in the corner of close pal Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 in October.

Ali Abdelaziz, who manages Islam, confirmed that Hasbulla will be there to support the UFC fighter for his upcoming clash with Charles Oliveira in Abu Dhabi.

Featured Image Credit: Pedrocuz/Shaquille O'Neal's Instagram

Topics: Hasbulla Magomedov, Shaquille O’Neal